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  1. The Oscars

  2. Dan Walker

    I agree.
  3. Dan Walker

    Maybe it's my imagination, but I suspect he fancies the pants off Louise Minchin.
  4. Steph McGovern of BBC Breakfast

    On the other hand BBC breakfast TV has been consistently more successful than ITV, despite ITV throwing a lot of money at high profile presenters.
  5. Hank Marvin

    Trying to look rock an d roll street cred isn't easy when your real name is Brian.
  6. Cunts who leave abusive notes on Ambulances

    Turns out she doesn't even have a car herself.
  7. Hank Marvin

    He is easily the most influential British guitarist ever, inspiring loads of bands including the Beatles. When you listen to his early 60s stuff the purity of his guitar tone ,especially considering the basic technology back then, is astounding.
  8. Hell in a handcart.

    Did I use the term depraved pervert? I would have if that's what I thought of them, but I didn't because I don't.
  9. Babies With Pierced Ears

    It's wrong, simple as that.

    Not seen them for ages, can you still get them?
  11. The Edge

    Less is more.
  12. The Edge

    There has been a lot of speculation about this guitar. Clearly the neck pickup is the wrong way round, but that wouldn't cause the out of phase effect, but wiring it backwards would. I've simulated this with a second-hand Vintage V100 Les Paul copy I bought off eBay. The positioning of the volume controls is very important, bridge on about 8. neck on about 7 works for me. People who saw Peter in the early days said he would often make small adjustments to the volume controls during solos, bringing the out of phase sound in and out. Most probably what happened with his guitar is that the magnet was replaced upside down so it's magnetically out of phase with the bridge pickup. He insists he didn't modify the guitar at all though, it was like that when he bought it.
  13. The Edge

    Absolutely, I saw him play live a couple of times and that guy could make a guitar talk. He also managed to channel Peter Green at his finest, in fact he almost became obsessed with Peter and bought the famous "out of phase" Les Paul guitar.
  14. The Edge

    He's alright, his distinctive sound is very much part of U2. I'm not sure he qualifies as "guitar genius" though. I've never tried a Bond Electraglide, but here's a clip of a "Great Female Guitarist" playing one. She's OK, but I'm not sure about great. What I do know is that it's a guitar sound I would never ever want to use. I'm cynical about carbon fibre/plastic/metal alloy etc guitars. I played with a bass player who used a Vigier carbon fibre bass. Now it was an extremely well made instrument, as it should have been for the price, but it had very little depth, it just sort of went donk donk donk. I hated the sound of the bloody thing.
  15. Katie Cunting Price

    I agree. Nevertheless I don't think a disabled 15 year old child is a suitable subject for online abuse or ridicule.